6. What kinds of applications are not suited for dry ice cleaning?

There are three categories of applications where dry ice cleaning is not the right technique:
• The base material is too soft and can be damaged by the high impact of the pellets. Examples are soft wood and some softer plastics.
• Thick coatings of very hard material that have a strong bond with the underground.
Examples are baked-on enamel on cast iron, primers in car parts, …
• Soft contaminants, like oil, tend to splatter and may require special procedures or collection system.